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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree is a very traditional, old fashioned tree.  It is filled with ornaments that belonged to my Mom and my MIL along with all that I have collected over the last 50 years.  They represent my love for the Lord with the Doves and Angels, and my children and grandchildren with all of the toys.  Each one is perfect to me.











Of course there's also a picture of my Great-Grandson on the end table.

Since we don't have a fireplace, our stockings are under the tree for now.

I am joining
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
  Between Naps On The Porch for Deck The Halls
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

68 comments:

  1. Hi Marty! Your tree is stunning. I had ours up a few weeks ago. Today I have to take everything off and begin again ... lighting failure!

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  2. Your tree is really lovely. I love the fact that it is full of ornaments and memories. That always makes a tree more special. Thanks for sharinf.

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  3. O, yes, Marty...when we begin to add all the LOVE from all the years, our Christmas tree becomes the most beautiful in the world.
    Yours is very pretty...and love your ornaments.
    We downsized to a tabletop tree several years ago..when we became OLDEN and too hard for us to lug up to the attic and down again.
    I have my little tree loaded down with LOVE, too. :))
    See you this afternoon to link up with your fun meme.
    hugs, bj

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  4. Beautiful tree. I love bringing out all my ornaments and remembering all that they represent!

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  5. Your tree is beautiful. My tree, though not as lovely as yours, is like that. I collect ornaments all year, as a remembrance whenever we do anything fun. I commemorate every occasion by buying an ornament for my tree, so my tree is full of memories. It's a joy to decorate. It's also quickly becoming a collection of angels as well. LOL

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  6. Hi Marty! What a wonderful memory filled Christmas tree. I think that's the best kind. This past Friday I went over to my Mom's house to help her decorate her tree. I thought it would be hard because we both miss my Daddy so much ~ but in fact it was comforting. We made very special places for his first Christmas ornament when he was a baby, and two ornaments he made way back when he was in 1st grade. Christmas is truly about sharing and creating memories and your tree does it so well!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  7. Marty, I just love going to others homes during Christmas & looking at their ornaments. I especially love - putting mine on the tree & remembering each one. (p.s. not putting up a tree, just thought I'd go on & prepare you) I will be sharing some photos this week of my home, when I FINISH! Thanks for letting me look.

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  8. I love everything about it! Our trees are very similar. I like traditional too and I have ornaments from 20 yrs. ago. Beautiful.

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  9. Your tree is just jam packed with beautiful things and I know how each and every one brings back memories! Just lovely, Marty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. I just put up my tree yesterday Marty and now that I see yours I'm thinking I need ones of those beautiful NOEL banners like you have. That wouldn't be hard to make at all. Love it all, it's beautiful!

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  11. Always the traditional that looks fabulous.

    This year, we skip the Christmas Tree due to environmental reason, that my daughter really are in to.

    So, I done half of my gazebo as a sort of...something that reminds a Christmas Tree though. Póh! it's huge so, hard for me to finish at once. And mind you Lady? It's freezin here so, my toes and fingers were numb after 2hrs climbing up & down...

    Hope you have and enjoyable week-end and you always give me so much inspiration everytime I peek in here.

    See you on Tuesday, Lady M and hugs to you and everyone @Marty's.
    x0x0

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  12. Very pretty, Marty. That is neat that you have such special ornaments with meaning.

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  13. Marty, there is nothing better than a tree filled with special memories of Christmas Past!!!! Love that kind of tree more than any other!!! Love yOu,Kathysue

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  14. I gave all of my old family ornaments to my daughter a few years ago... They were the ones she had grown up with and many were purchased just for her....so now I have a very generic and plain tree.... Not too many memories. Yours is so sweet and special....

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  15. Marty, your Christmas tree is just beautiful filled with memories and lovely treasures! I love it! Thank you for sharing its beauty with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. You have a very pretty tree Marty! I like it best when people keep and use the ornaments collected over the years. Designer trees are pretty too, but the cherished ornaments make the tree more special. Merry Christmas Marty!~Ames

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  17. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Marty - your ornaments are true treasures :o)

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  18. Just beautiful Marty...I love trees that have all the old fashion things on them...brings back memories as you unpack and then look at them...Many Blessings to you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  19. Marty, your tree is just BEEEE_U_TI_FUL!!!!!!!! I LOVE that it is so full of LOVE!!!:):) The oprnaments are so lovely! Love it all! XO, Pinky

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  20. Hi Marty,
    Your tree is so pretty with all of your wonderful family ornaments. Of course, your little great grand is so handsome!!
    Happy Holidays,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  21. It is beautiful Marty. I can just see your family joined around it and enjoying every minute of it.

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  22. Beautiful! Your tree photographs so well. Think I need a new camera.
    I was going to try and take pics. of mine today, but it is cloudy - again.
    Have a great week.

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  23. Marty, your tree is absolutely gorgeous.
    Debby

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  24. Your tree is absolutely stunning. I love all of the ornaments. There's nothing better than a tree filled with tradition and history.

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  25. LOVED all the vintage shiny bright ornaments! I bet that little grandson loves your trees. Enjoy the holidays Marty. Charlene

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  26. Marty,
    You tree is lovely! My favorite was the NOEL sign. We are NOEL people, also! Thank you for sharing your Christmas Tree. I'll be looking for you at Deck The Halls Party!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. Marty, your tree is just lovely. It's exactly what I would have expected your tree to look like.
    CAS

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  28. So gorgeous Marty!
    I love an old-fashioned looking tree the best. Yours is just perfect!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. Marty, Your tree is just beautiful! I like a traditional tree that is full of memories too.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

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  30. Now, that is my kind of tree! I love the special ornaments that all mean so much to you. It is truly beautiful.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  31. Mary, it's just perfect. I love a traditional tree that holds meaning. It's so special. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  32. Marty, gorgeous and a tree full of family memories is the best. No designer tree for me. merry♥O

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  33. Hi Marty,
    I love your tree and all of the special ornaments. So lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  34. Very pretty tree Marty! I sure does look like Christmas once the tree is up:@)

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  35. My tree is very much like yours Marty. Most of my ornaments are home made or given to us with meaning. I love your tree.

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  36. Marty, it's just lovely. We have lots in common. I love an old-fashioned Christmas tree, loaded with history. That's what I will always choose.

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  37. Oh Marty, your tree is just beautiful! I personally love that all the ornaments have been collected over time. It makes it all the more special.

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  38. Marty, love your tree. It reminds me of ours. They are filled with history, memories, and love. I could do a beautiful theme tree with new ornaments, but it wouldn't be mine....no memories. It's funny, I still remember who gave me what ornament, or what trip we were on when I got it, or how old each child was when we got an ornament. Your tree is filled with warmth to me! Linda

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  39. Hi Marty,
    What a gorgeous tree! Isn't it wonderful to decorate a tree when there are so many special ornaments that bring back memories? Very beautiful!

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  40. Marty, Your tree looks gorgeous! I love the dove, the gold instruments, the rocking horse, the angel...so many memories!
    Blessings, Beth

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  41. Your tree is beautiful. I like the white dove. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is still open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on.

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  42. Hi Marty! I love your tree and I love this time of decorating! I know so many trim their trees by themes but I'm like you - I'm partial to my ornies and just poke everything I have on mine! :)
    Your tree is so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. Marty, your tree is gorgeous! I always say the best ornaments are the ones with memories attached.
    Brenda

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  44. Marty, I just love your tree! I knew it would be gorgeous and you did not dissapoint! I love that you have such special ornaments too, those really are the best kind. I also really love the stockings under the tree. That was the first thing I noticed and wondered what that was. Ir really is a neat idea, I have never seen that done before but it really looks so good, like a very pretty tree skirt!

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  45. I love the sentimental touches on your tree! Personally, I think that's what decorating a tree should be about! Your's is gorgeous!

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  46. Your tree is gorgeous, Marty! Love all the ornaments especially the ones with special meanings....Christine

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  47. Your tree is just lovely, and what beautiful lighting in your photos!

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  48. It's a Masterpiece of Memories! I LOVE everything on it. And don't you just LOVE to hold each ornament and reminisce it's story... "LOVE IT"!!! Hugs to you Marty,
    Donna

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  49. Marty!!!! Your tree.....is BEAUTIFUL. I love that not only is it lovely to look at...it is special to you and is the fruit of years of collecting. How special.

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  50. Your tree is gorgeous! I loved enlarging the photo and looking at all the special ornaments and decorations. My tree is up and lit - I'm loving it so much I wonder why it needs ornaments! It will get them soon.
    ~Adrienne~

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  51. Oh Marty, What better tree is there than one loaded with sentimental value? I'm 46, and when I saw your tree, floods of memories came rushing in from when I was a young girl! It looks just like my dear sweet deceased mother's tree of when my siblings and I were all still at home and enjoying the magic of Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your precious tree!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

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  52. Such a gorgeous tree - filled with LOVE!Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  53. Your tree looks just beautiful Marty and how special must all those decorations be for you...love that! ~Deb~

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  54. Now that's a tree! I love it, Marty, it's so full of memories!

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  55. A very very pretty tree -- but memory trees always are!

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  56. I love your tree because it is traditional and full of memories!! That is how mine is, too! Love it! Have a great day!

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  57. Hi Marty! Your tree looks just gorgeous and I love that you and I seem to be kindred spirits, keeping things fairly simple and familiar when it comes to our trees. I like to experiment in other decor around the house, but for some reason the tree needs to be just filled with nostalgia! I always love coming by here Marty! :-)
    Vanessa

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  58. Your tree is so beautiful Marty. Traditional is just my style. I really need more ornaments on mine, but oh well!

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  59. Love your old fashioned tree! Mine is as well. So fun to get everything ready for the season!
    -Angela

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  60. Your tree is beautiful! I love all the special ornaments!

    Jane
    frugalfineliving.com

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  61. How BEAUTIFUL Marty!! Your tree looks so rich and elegant, I love the white doves...

    :D Lynda

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  62. It's a beautiful tree Marty! I guess there are still a few of us left that have a traditional Christmas Tree. For me, it's the memories that make the Christmas Tree. I love your Rocking Horses... My Mom used to have them on her tree. Thanks for sharing!

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